Thursday, February 28, 2008

Spectator parenting

It's weird to not be able to touch my little poonchin. She had a pretty good day yesterday going to work with Daddy, then going to Miss Karen's for some playtime with Maddy and Grace. Then Grammy came to town and picked her up. Last night she played with Daddy and Grammy and had a good old time. I was in bed all but a few hours yesterday, and most of that was not enjoyable awake time. I just SO don't want her to get this, or anyone for that matter. Well, ok, so there are particular few that it wouldn't be so sad to hear they had become afflicted for a few days. Anyway, it's bizarre to sit and watch everyone else do stuff while I can hardly lift the ice chips to my lips. I sit in the recliner while she's across the room playing and tell Mom when she yanks her glasses off. They come to ask me how much food to give her and when she's due for nap. I say hello to Braska from a safe distance but she's too giggly in her jumpy chair to miss me right now. But mostly I just sleep all curled up and let the world go on without me.


I generally take care of everything...it's what I do. But I am truly incapacitated at this point. I have to rely on someone else for everything. It's a chore to walk down the hall from my bedroom to the recliner, and I can only stay for a few minutes before I'm moving back toward the bedroom and/or bathroom. This is miserable. To this point, I've taken 4 different sessions of 2 or 3 minutes to even type this post, because I can't be upright for very long. How ridiculous!

Breaks are nice and all, and M has done great in stepping up to help out. Mom has been the true hero in taking over and running the place, caring for the kid, and tending to me in my grossness. This is not the kind of break I'd hoped for. And now I hope it's over very soon. I'd like to get to play with my silly little girl again and maybe get a cuddle from my husband. For now, I best take my ice chips and go back to bed.

10 comments:

  1. Put the computer down and get better little poonchin. We don't need to be updated when you are this sick.

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  2. Really hope you're feeling better soon!

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  3. I want to be a spectater mom for a few days, but do I have to be sick???

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  4. I hope you are feeling better soon!
    I was going to say the same thing as Shannon. lol!

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  5. Yuck! I hope you get some rest and are feeling better soon!

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  6. its sounds horrible...I am sorry it found you and hope that it leaves your whole household alone very soon - and mom Carole is so right - get rest, update us when the room isn't spinning anymore! :-)

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  7. Hope you get all the rest you need. Call if you need anything! I can be available!

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  8. Feel better! It is hard to be a sick mommy and not be able to snuggle. I was sick awhile ago and couldn't do anything, but was proud of how Vince handled things. Glad you are getting help from M and your mom too.

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  9. Hope you're feeling better soon!

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  10. I hope you are feeling better soon. And it's good to let someone else take over once in a while. Our way may be the right way, but dad needs to have a chance once in a while, too.

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